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-bound track so when i was in high school in the 1950s in houston, texas, i was actually living the legacy of this history that i'd just wrote because, in fact, the schools were using the test to identify kids early on and to select those that would be college material. and the majority, they believed, were not college material, and the majority were sent off into different vocational kinds of programs. c-span: did you have an iq test? and >> guest: absolutely. c-span: did you ever know what your iq is? >> guest: no. they didn't disclose--at the time i was in school, they never disclosed to us what our tests were. in fact, i went to school at a time where we weren't even told what our sat scores were. that was considered confidential. c-span: what i--what is the iq? >> guest: the iq test is an--it's an aptitude test, and the distinction between iq tests and achievement tests is--is this. iq is a predictor, and an achievement test tests what you've learned. and i find myself thinking achievement tests are pretty good because if you've studied and--you'll do well on the test, and that's fair
her or discover her until the mid 1950s when we arian able to read her poems and love her poems up edited in the way she wrote them. >> who was doing the editing? >> the professional editors take their pen and make you conform so for emily, of all people, that was an awful constriction. >> associate library of the library of congress, books that saved america, the name of the exhibit, the library of congress, locatedded on 1st and independent avenues in washington, d.c. across from the nation's capitol. .. nt democratic presidential candidate and former illinois governor adlai stevenson the second. this originally aired in 1996 and is about an hour. c-span: jean h. baker, author of "the stevensons: a biography of an american family," what's the scope of this book? >> guest: well, it's pretty broad and it's a long book but it covers a lot of stevenson generations. and it also focuses on the most important, in some ways, of all the stevensons. and that's adlai ewing stevenson ii, who lived from 1900 to 1965 and, of course, was the losing democratic presidential candidate in 1952 and
when i was in my 30s and happened quite by accident. c-span: where were you? >> guest: i was in new york. i was working for newsweek, and i was writing about everything, mostly the arts. i became very much interested in the theories of [marshall] mcluhan, which with i disagreed, and i began to develop a counter-theory on lots of levels. it took a long time before i finally found a publisher who would let me put it into book form. c-span: right at the bottom of the cover it says, "the five myths of television power, or why the medium is not the message." what does "the medium is the message" mean, and who invented it? >> guest: mcluhan. marshall mcluhan was a canadian philosopher, social scientist, very early decided to turn his attention to media and saw the imposition of media upon the human race as a determining factor, very much as marx saw the imposition of various economic standards upon us as a kind of single factor. i think mcluhan overlooked a couple of things in a phrase like, "the medium is the message." c-span: by the way, what year did he write that? >> guest: my memory
and the navy commander, so four of us representing him and armed forces council. we went to the u.s. embassy. but i saw taylor come and open the door for us, you know and looked very angry. and he just said, ok, sit down. >> you said in your book he said immediately, sit down, not a greeting, not a hello, just sit down. >> just sit down. >> what was your reaction when -- >> of course, we sit down. but then we listen. so he very angry tone, you know. he said to me, to us, well,, you know, at the dinner few weeks ago, i ask you, i told you this and that, but now, you know, you still stage a coup. so he said something, you know, i waste my dinner. ok? so i and the other three vietnamese fellow didn't know how to react to such -- you know, such tone. so my reaction was, i said to taylor, i said, well, mr. ambassador, i'm very poor man. i didn't have beef every day. so i remember, you know, the dinner with you. you gave me the best steak, you know, and i really appreciate that. so don't think that you waste your steak. i really, you know like it. but now come to the matter of my country. that's d
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